IDSS holds an annual grants competition open to graduate student members of the group in order to fund:

  1. Exploratory field research;
  2. Purchasing datasets;
  3. Small-scale original data collection, such as surveys or web scraping;
  4. Computation costs such as Amazon Web Services fees.

The next deadline for submission is April 15. Decisions will be communicated by May 15. There will be between one and three recipients each year of grants of up to $1,000.